from MediaFile:

Rupert Murdoch’s long crusade to make digital news pay

By Kevin Kelleher
November 22, 2010

Rupert MurdochOn the first day of one of my journalism classes, the teacher produced a large metal ring with a short rope fastened to it. The ring was made to be installed in a bull's nose, he explained; and the rope – called a lead – let you guide him wherever you wanted. The point was clear, if somewhat condescending: Writing a good lead lets the journalist guide the reader around like cattle.

Which gadgets could you do without in a downturn?

October 31, 2008

Would you give up your laptop, your iPod or even your mobile to help pay the bills?

Peaches Geldof and the art of gadget blagging

September 17, 2008

Peaches Geldof

To London’s Dorchester hotel and Stuff magazine’s 2008 Gadget Awards.

I’m not a gadget fan myself and my colleague Peter Griffiths has written up the awards. I’m also not a big fan of awards ceremonies but this one, helped by comedian Rich Hall (who set the tone by describing the winner of the best game award — Grand Theft Auto IV — as a game “where you shoot a hooker, take her money and it pays off'”) didn’t take itself too seriously.